Phylicia Rashad

Phylicia Rashad

Age
68
Birthday
Jun. 19th, 1948
Born in
Houston, Texas, USA
Height
5' 6

Phylicia Rashad's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Cosby Show TV Show
The Cosby Show
Do No Harm TV Show
Do No Harm
Cosby TV Show
Cosby
Little Bill TV Show
Little Bill
 

Main Movie Roles

2013 - Gods Behaving Badly
2010 - For Colored Girls
2010 - Just Wright
2010 - Frankie and Alice
2000 - The Visit

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Clair Huxtable
4
Dee Dee Tubbs (Voiced)
4
Winnifred Guster
3
Elizabeth Jessup
2
Clair Huxtable - Cosby Show
2
Aunt Polly
1
Rowena
1
Herself - Actress
1
Kathleen Devereaux
1
Venita Ray
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Born to dentist, Andrew Arthur Allen, and poet, Vivian Ayers, in Harris County, TX. As a child, Phylicia, her older brother Andrew (called Tex) and younger sister, 'Debbie Allen', lived in Mexico to escape US racism. She also has another brother, Hugh Allen (a real estate banker in North Carolina).

Their mother, Vivian Ayers, decided to live there to give the Allen children a brief experience of not having to endure the chronic racism and segregation that was typical of Texas during the 1950s. From this, Phylicia and Debbie are fluent in Spanish.

Phylicia graduated from Howard University and later taught drama there.

With younger sister, 'Debbie Allen', she has production company D.A.D. which stood for Doctor Allen's Daughters. Her Pulitzer-nominated poet mother, Vivian, is the artistic and free spirit that has influenced and encouraged the remarkable creativity that so marks Allen as a performer.


TRIVIA:
  • Daughter Condola Phylea - with 'Ahmad Rashad' (qv) - was born on December 11, 1986; 3 days before the Rashads' first wedding anniversary.
  • Recorded the Narration for Epcot's Candlelight Processional Soundtrack, sold all over Walt Disney World during Christmas.
  • Her father and first husband were both dentists.
  • Sits on the Board of Directors of Atlanta, GA's Alliance Theatre Company, the largest regional theatre in the Southeastern United States.
  • Nominated for a 2004 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Actress in a play for "A Raisin in the Sun" on Broadway.
  • Is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
  • Tied for the 2004 Drama Desk award for Best Actress in a play for "A Raisin in the Sun" with 'Viola Davis (I)' (qv) for "Intimate Apparel".
  • She and her sister were partly raised in Mexico, which is why they both speak Spanish so fluently.


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